Fishlabs Entertainment ports its award-winning open space shooter and both of the associated expansion packs to BlackBerry’s new mobile operating system BB10.
The Hamburg-based mobile games developer Fishlabs Entertainment and the Canadian wireless innovation and technology company BlackBerry have teamed up to bring Fishlabs’ flagship title to BlackBerry’s new operating system. As of today, Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD is available on the BlackBerry AppWorld with full optimization for BlackBerry’s new signature smart phone, namely the BlackBerry Z10. Support for additional BB10 devices will follow in the upcoming months. In addition to the main game, Fishlabs has also ported both of the extensive story add-ons, Valkyrie™ and Supernova™, to the new platform. Consequently, BB10 is currently the only OS besides iOS and OSX for which the Supernova™ add-on is available.
Technically and graphically, the BB10 porting of Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD is pretty much identical to the successful iOS version of the game. And also in terms of content, the BlackBerry users will be offered the full package consisting not only of the main game, but also of both of its add-ons. Furthermore, the BB10 version of Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD will also support external save game transferability via Scoreloop as well as various in-app purchases such as credit packs or a permanent 50% discount on selected in-game items.
“BB10 is a fantastic operating system and the Z10 is a very capable highend-smartphone with a huge display and top-notch 3D-performance”, says Michael Schade, CEO of Fishlabs Entertainment. “Especially when you keep in mind that BlackBerry does not only provide state-of-the-art technology but also a devoted and willing-to-pay clientele, BB10 is indeed an excellent platform to a AAA-premium-game such as Galaxy on Fire 2 HD.”
Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD can be downloaded from the BlackBerry AppWorld for US-$ 9.99 via http://bit.ly/gof2hd-bb10. The add-ons can be unlocked via IAP for US-$ 4.99 (Valkyrie™), US-$ 6.99 (Supernova™) or US-$ 9.99 (Combined).
The current launch of Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD on BB10 marks the second collaboration between Fishlabs and BlackBerry to date. In July 2012, both companies had already joined forces to bring Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD to the BlackBerry PlayBook.
About Galaxy on Fire 2™ Full HD:
In Galaxy on Fire 2™ Full HD the player will not only be able to explore a vast, living galaxy with more than 20 different star systems, 100 individual space stations and 30 fully customizable space ships, but he will also be able to follow a rich and engrossing story line with full English voice acting. The title’s epic plot centres on the protagonist Keith T. Maxwell’s bold and daring adventures in a war-torn galaxy governed by four different factions, namely the Terrans, the Vossk, the Nivelians and the Midorians.
Due to a malfunction of his hyper drive, Keith T. Maxwell is catapulted through space and time. 35 years later, he awakens at the far end of the galaxy, where he soon realizes that quite a lot has changed during his unintentional absence. An aggressive and particularly devious alien menace known as Voids threatens the fragile peace between the different alien races by launching devastating raids on freighters and convoys of all factions. And Keith T. Maxwell is the only one who can stand up to this seemingly invincible enemy and save the universe from its impending descent into chaos.
The add-ons Valkyrie and Supernova add two new campaigns and tons of new content, such as space ships, weapons, power-ups, star systems and gameplay features, to the main game. All in all, the add-ons expand the 20-hour-playtime of Galaxy on Fire 2 HD by another 10 hours. Valkyrie kicks in right where Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD left off and Supernova takes place directly after the events of its antecessor.
About Fishlabs Entertainment
Spearheading the 3D mobile games industry since 2004, Fishlabs Entertainment is one of the world’s leading independent developers and publishers of international top titles for feature phones, smartphones and tablets. With an award-winning portfolio of critically acclaimed core titles such as Galaxy on Fire™, DEEP™, Blades & Magic™, Rally Master Pro™ and Snowboard Hero™ under its belt, the Hamburg-based studio has launched an impressive selection of high-end 3D action, racing, sports and RPG games on a huge variety of platforms, including Java, BREW, Symbian^3, iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS and Mac OS. All of Fishlabs’ titles have been developed with the company’s platform independent in-house technology ABYSS®.
Fishlabs Entertainment’s flagship title Galaxy on Fire 2™ has not only been featured globally by Apple several times but it has also been pre-installed on several devices or promoted by Nokia, Sony Mobile, Samsung, Lenovo and Nvidia. So far, the Galaxy on Fire 2™ series has spawned one main game and two extensive story add-ons by the names of Valkyrie™ and Supernova™.
In addition to its own IPs, Fishlabs Entertainment is also known as world leader for the development of numerous highly successful brand games for blue-chip clients such as Volkswagen, The Coca-Cola Company and Barclaycard, which have dominated the App Store download charts in a multitude of countries for weeks. All in all, the company’s titles have generated a total of more than 100 million game installs.
For more information visit www.fishlabs.net.